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Steel Branding Named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

AUSTIN, Texas (July 15, 2016) – Austin based family-targeted marketing agency, Steel Branding, announced today that it has been named on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Steel Branding makes the list at No. 3,201 out of 5,000 companies, ranking in the 65th percentile. In 2015, Steel’s annual revenue was $4.2 million with a 105 percent growth rate over three years. The agency has ranked on Inc. 5000’s list for three consecutive years.

“It is an honor to have been ranked on this prestigious list. Our team works hard to push the boundaries of advertising and marketing while trying to keep up with an ever-changing economy and evolving technologies. Steel’s success would not have been possible without the hard work of our amazing team,” said the president of Steel Branding, Kirsten Cutshall.

The Inc. 5000 list is an annual ranking of national private companies who are the “superheroes” of the economy and are strong in strategy, service, and innovation. Companies are ranked according to the percentage of growth of their annual revenue over a three-year period. The list represents a comprehensive look at one of the most important segments of the country – America’s independent entrepreneurs.

According to Inc., 96 companies from Austin made the 2016 list, and as one of those companies, Steel Branding continues to stand out with their unique marketing niche to reach the modern family.


The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generated revenue by March 31, 2012. They have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of Dec. 31, 2015. The minimum revenue required for 2012 was $100,000, and the minimum for 2015 was $2 million.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1978 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2 million in 2010 to over 6 million today. For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

About Steel Branding

Steel Branding specializes in marketing to families. Based in Austin, Texas, Steel is a collective of national creative, marketing, and technical talent that is dedicated to helping its clients rise above the noise and succeed in the marketplace. Rather than merely focusing on a capability, market, or tactic, Steel uses Adthropology to gain insight into the social dynamics and habits unique to today’s busy family. Steel helps integrate brands into the modern family in a way that will drive spectacular growth. To learn more, visit